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. going to places like indiana, this is the next initiative here, where is the next place. >> steve, which states do you think could be targeted next? >> well, i think the republican party has a strategy here to try and weaken institutions that help working families and help the mill class. it's really sad. you know, the republican party isn't doing very well right now. what are they doing, going after labor unions. people forget, all the things we take for granted, whether 2 will be sick leave, available indication days, five-day work week, 40-hour week, it's all because of fights the labor unions did to help the middle class and help working families be competitive in this marketplace. >> do you see any states that might be at risk here? >> do i think what? >> do you see any states that are at risk next? >> oh, yeah, i think the republican party is going to spend a lot of time trying to do this because it's unfortunate because what the republican party ought to be doing is how to change the message to talk to middle class families. the nbc/"wall street journal" poll this morning said rep
? >> let's bring in republican strategist and former santorum adviser jim brenburger. and steve, let me start with you. the congressman is going to be among five new republicans, including five women. >> first of all, the new senator is actually very conservative. and i think that's good for the party because i think in the most recent elections, we lost sight of the fact that we have to talk to a lot of constituencies. we don't always represent all the people that we should. by bringing in somebody who is not only african-american, but conservative african-american, it gives us a new messenger, and i think that's very, very important to our party. >> well, in both houses, steve, you have a changing demographic. more women as members of congress. more members born in the '80s. you have this dynamics, this emotion from newtown infusing the entire nation. what do you think the cumulative impact might be? >> well, i hope when we start the new congress in january, assuming that we've dealt with the fiscal issues before then, that people will start afresh. in both bodies you have congresses
but some conservatives, ohio congressman steve latourette, has argued giving the president what he wants and reducing the debt by $4 or $5 billion. >> it depend wlats what the pac is. this is an administration that has 1 trillion plus deficits for each four years. >> one part of that that republicans have talked about, that 2%, and whether you're going to protect tax break force them. steve latourette said some people who call me, they're more worried about the fiscal cliff than about rates going up a couple of points. thomas rooney in your party, if there is truly entitlement reforms that's going to preserve social security and medicare for generations to come, it's going to be very difficult for me to oppose higher rates for the rich. what about that? >> and to mr. rooney's point, if in fact there were fundamental, significant reform of medicare, medicaid and social security so that we in fact save and strengthen and secure those programs, just like we did in our budget,those were included in the president's proposal, then that's something that we would talk about and very seriously co
. >> joining me now is steve and republican strategist and form are campaign manager for huckabee, jim saltsman. >> hello. >> pmr. demint has been trying o leverage his position as the tea party's uncompromising man in the gop and that his effort has failed or stalled. >> i don't think i agree with "the washington post" at all. i think he's had a great impact across the country and i think the move to the heritage makes a lot of sense to him personally. he always said he was going to be a two-term senator. had he a term less. he left early. he wasn't going to be a career politician. i think this makes a lot of sense for senator demint in a lot of ways and i think it's good for the conservative movement. >> he has supported candidates against more moderate republicans in primaries and then his candidate lost in the general election, including obviously richard mourdock in indiana, christine o'donnell, ken buck in colorado. what do you think is going to be the influence now for jim demint going into the heritage foundation? >> i think he's been a singular failure when you look at the candidates t
hole. >> stand by. i want to bring in congressman steve israel, democrat from new york, head of the democratic congressional campaign committee. good morning, congressman. >> hey, chris. >> a lot of things to talk about. we just heard from the white house that the president said -- he already said he was against plan b. now they're saying that for some reason it got through the house, he would veto it. where are you in terms of revenue? $400,000 is not -- is not a number that is workable for the republicans, is there another number you think would be acceptable to the democrats? >> actually i think $400,000 is about right. i actually had some concerns with the initial figure $250,000, $250,000 may make you rich in some areas of the country, does not make you rich in very high cost of living areas like long island. and so i think the president has shown a remarkable compromise going from 250 to 400. what we need the republicans to do is show their share compromise. the american people aren't interested in plan a, not interested in plan b, they're interested in plan c. plan c i
importantly trying to put people of color in positions of thofrt. >> at least when it comes to elected. steve, massachusetts will also have a special election most likely in spring after john kerry's expected confirmation. and scott brown with a command been lead in a lot of the polls. can any democrat give him a run for his money? >> i think so. i think several members have talked about running. it's a very democratic state. i think the republican party brand is at an all-time low. by the time we get to the special election in march or april, it will probably be lower based on the performance this week, so i think we'll have a real good shot. the white house and party are going to commit to do whatever they can to make sure we're competitive. >> can i respond quickly? >> very quickly. >> scott brown is a different kind of republican, very moderate. most massachusetts individuals really like him a lot. his only downfall is he was running for reelection in a heavy presidential year. >>> a major turning point for the housing market. we'll have that next. >>> president george h.w. bush is in gua
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play for you what steve latourette had to say coming out of there. >> we have been doing that for two years with these people. they become martyrs. they become martyrs in the eyes of the extreme groups and i want to be clear. the democrats have their wing nuts, too, but in our conference, yeah, there are people that respond when growth, heritage action, sure. >> are you disappointed? >> disappointed? it is unbelievable. this is horrible. >> do you find this unbelievable, senator? are some members of the republican party so far right it is making it impossible to get anything done? >> well, there is no question it is time govern and people that aren't willing to govern want to stand in the corners and shout on either side of the aisle really shouldn't be given a voice in this process, and i think the speaker really wants to get something done. i believe with the proper framework as i just outlined that he can get a vote in the house that will support something and maintain the majority of the republicans on that vote. this comes down to what i think the speaker said which was very simp
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